5 automakers form hydrogen alliance with energy, transport giants
Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell and Total with plans to invest a combined $10.7 billion in hydrogen-related products within five years.
Bentley thinks best bet for its buyers is plug-in hybrid EV
It's a scenario scary enough to give any chauffeur the sweats: You're en route to pick up your boss who's headed to a crucial meeting -- or date -- and the all-electric ultraluxury sedan you're driving doesn't have enough juice to get there. Forget range anxiety. That's job anxiety.
Asia's luxury brands charge into EVs
Will Mustang fans go for a hybrid?
U.S. fuel economy inched lower in December, report says
The average fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in the United States in December was 24.9 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from November, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said in its report this week.
Tesla unveils pricing structure for supercharging stations
Tesla Motors said it will charge new customers fees to use its Supercharging stations if they exceed an annual limit, detailing its price structure to help pay for the expansion of its network of stations.
How Ford's hybrid push might play out
It's rare when an automaker reveals product plans three years in advance. But that's what Ford Motor Co. did last week when CEO Mark Fields explained how the company will spend some of the $4.5 billion it has committed to developing 13 electrified vehicles by 2020.
Chrysler Portal holds promise, if it could get built
Is the industry zooming toward a battery shortage?
Automakers are under increasing pressure to electrify their powertrains to meet toughening global emissions regulations. The big question is whether there will be enough battery cells available in the next decade to meet the projected fast-rising demand.
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Is it finally EVs' time? Predictions vary widely
EV predictions still vary widely. Financial analysts at Exane BNP Paribas bullishly forecast that EVs will have a 16 percent share of global vehicle sales by 2025 while IHS Markit believes that figure will be 3.4 percent.
Why aren't automakers plugging their EVs?
GM's journey from Volt to Bolt
By some measures, the Chevy Volt was a flop, but it set GM on a path that culminated in last month's launch of the Chevy Bolt, a battery-powered car that presages a future with self-driving vehicles that consumers might share rather than own.
Tesla makes Reno a critical stop on way to Las Vegas and CES
Tesla is is seizing on next week's CES to host investors and analysts at Gigafactory 1, the sprawling Nevada plant where it makes batteries and energy storage packs. The company's invitation-only “investor event” will take place Jan. 4.
Researchers map rough road to reducing vehicle weight
Plastics have seen increased opportunities to get onto North American-made cars and trucks as automakers work to improve their fleets' fuel economy. But the real growth lies ahead, when the need to reduce mass from today's cars climbs to 15 percent and higher.
Tesla: Superchargers aren't parking lots
Honda basks in glow from its Clarity Fuel Cell
Honda's third-generation hydrogen-powered car will likely earn the brand kudos and attention for being bigger and more capable than the competing Toyota Mirai. But Honda's bigger challenge lies outside its fuel-cell comfort zone.
Tesla adds $500 million to borrowing capacity amid expansion
Tesla Motors and subsidiaries added about $500 million in borrowing capacity through amended agreements with their lenders, as the electric-car maker enters a year where it will be expanding production and integrating a solar-energy company.